Holiday

RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL
European Christmas

RICK STEVES' SPECIAL: European Christmas

 

Host Rick Steves visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to learn about customs, hear local choirs and discover holiday family traditions.

 

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Songs of Joy:
A PBS Hawai‘i Holiday Celebration

Nina Kealiiwahamana with Aaron Salā on piano

 

Hawaiian Christmas medleys, original compositions and re-interpretation of a popular song are featured on this holiday special. These accomplished local artists offer their gifts of music: Manu Boyd; Ho‘okena with Maila Gibson; Kuana Torres Kahele; Henry Kapono; Nina Kealiiwahamana with Aaron Salā; The Leo Nahenahe Singers; Gail Mack with Gordon Kim; and Peter Medeiros with Joshua Silva and Nate Stillman.

 

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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Easter Masterclass

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Easter Masterclass

 

Join Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they showcase some of their favorite Easter recipes. In a step by step guide, they show classic hot cross buns and simmel cake, and branch out with chocolate custard tarts and lemon meringue nests.

 

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RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL:
European Easter

RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL: EUROPEAN EASTER

 

Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece, “Rick Steves’ European Easter” celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You’ll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. We’ll join Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions — from its pagan roots to its glorious finale — “Rick Steves’ European Easter” sheds new light on this timeless holiday.

 

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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Renée Fleming

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Renée Fleming

 

A New Year’s Eve tradition continues with the New York Philharmonic, led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, welcoming opera great Renée Fleming. From the great waltzes and polkas of Johann Strauss II to musical pearls from composers Stephen Sondheim and Kander and Ebb, the Philharmonic conjures the splendor of a night at the ball.

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019

GREAT PERFORMANCES - From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019

 

Ring in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of conductor Christian Thielemann at the Musikverein. The program is hosted by Hugh Bonneville and features favorite Strauss family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

 

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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville

CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR: Featuring Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville

 

Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, Bells on Temple Square handbell choir and Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble for a Victorian-themed program that celebrates the Christmas season through music, storytelling and pageantry.

 

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Christmas at St. Olaf: Ris’n with Healing In His Wings

Christmas at St. Olaf: Ris'n with Healing In His Wings

 

Enjoy lively and festive music, including “Gloria” by Andre J. Thomas, a work arranged for massed choir, soloists, and a full orchestra in a gospel musical style. Also on the program: familiar Christmas carols, beautiful and contemplative choral anthems, and rollicking orchestral flourishes.

 

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CALL THE MIDWIFE
Holiday Special 2018

CALL THE MIDWIFE: Holiday Special 2018

 

The Christmas special will star Miriam Margoyles as Sister Mildred, who arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, her hands full with four Chinese orphans. Having fled China, the child refugees were found abandoned in Hong Kong and are being adopted in the U.K. as part of the World Refugee Project.  With Christmas preparations in full flow and the midwives busy caring for the expectant mothers of Poplar, these unexpected visitors cause joy and chaos in equal measure.

 

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The special also sees Trixie return to  Poplar in time to cover for the Sisters as they leave for the Mother House. The Order’s Mother Superior has taken ill, and a new spiritual leader needs to be elected. It soon becomes clear, much to Sister Julienne’s horror, that she is the favored candidate.

 

 

 

Lidia Celebrates America
A Heartland Holiday Feast

Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast

 

In her latest documentary special A Heartland Holiday Feast, Lidia Bastianich takes viewers on a cross-country journey. She explores how Americans representing diverse heritages are both preserving their own culinary traditions and transforming local cuisine.

 

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